Developed by Health Education England, the Association of Medical Royal Colleges and various partner organisations in the UK, the programme is suitable for a wide range of practitioners, including doctors, nurses and allied healthcare professionals.
Available online, the e-learning is arranged into two modules. The first covers general mental health awareness alongside dedicated material for practice nurses, emergency care workers and those involved in perinatal care. The second focuses on the challenging issues around consent and mental capacity, including refused consent, consent for people with learning difficulties, living wills and organ donation. It has been written and edited by a multidisciplinary team of clinical experts.
The content is packed with case studies, diagrams, videos and self-assessment questions to help embed learning and understanding. Learners can select sessions that are relevant to their professional interests or complete the full programme. Each session takes around 20 to 30 minutes to work through, so it can be fitted around a busy work schedule.
Richard Bryant, from eIntegrity, said: “Mental health issues represents a growing global problem and can affect people of all ages, from the very young to the very old.
“People with poor physical health are more likely to experience mental health difficulties. Equally, people with poor mental health often have poor physical health. So, it’s critically important that health and social care professionals have the skills to recognise and know how to respond when a patient is experiencing mental health problems.
“This new programme helps practitioners to build their understanding and develop strategies to help and support patients.”
The programme costs just £30 in full or £20 per module – representing exceptional value for high-quality learning developed by leading UK healthcare experts.
Further details are available on eIntegrity’s dedicated programme page.